Champagne Bottle Sizes

By Dirk Smits

What’s the difference between ordering a split of Champagne and a magnum of Champagne? The magnum is actually eight times larger than the split. Traditionally, wine is bottled in ten different sizes, and the names can get rather confusing.

• A standard bottle is 750 ml, or ¾ of a liter.
• A half-bottle, also known as a demi, is pretty straightforward, while a split is half of that, or ¼ of a standard bottle.
• The magnum is the equivalent of two standard bottles, while larger sizes are named typically after ancient kings and biblical characters.

Below, the full list. You should know it by heart…

NameLiter Capacity# of Standard Bottles
Split.18750.25
Half.375.5
Standard.751
Magnum1.52
Jeroboam34
Rehoboam4.56
Methuselah68
Salamanzar912
Balthazar1216
Nebuchadnezzar1520
Paramount2736